Stuart Beck

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Stuart Beck
Stuart Beck -- Trusteeship Council.jpg
Palauan Ambassador to Oceans and Seas
In office
August 2013 – March 1, 2016
LeaderTommy Remengesau
Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-Moon
Palauan Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
Succeeded byH.E. Dr. Caleb Otto
Personal details
Stuart Jay Beck

(1946-12-23)December 23, 1946
Manhattan, New York City
DiedMarch 1, 2016(2016-03-01) (aged 69)
Manhattan, New York City
Honorary Palauan
Spouse(s)Ebiltulik Beck (m. 1983; 4 children)
Alma materHarvard University
Yale Law School

Stuart Jay Beck (December 23, 1946 – March 1, 2016) was an American law practitioner and a diplomat for Palau.

Beck was born in Manhattan. He was raised in Brooklyn.

As a lawyer, Beck helped negotiate the Compact of Free Association, which established Palau as an independent nation in free association with the United States in 1994. He was granted honorary citizenship.[1]

In 2003, he accepted the job as Palau's first Permanent Representative to the United Nations.[2] He had this job until 2013. In 2013, he was appointed as Palau's first ever United Nations Ambassador for Oceans and Seas.

Beck died of kidney cancer on March 1, 2016 in Manhattan, at the age of 69.

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